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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Understanding Your Company's Data Handling Practices

A company should have policies in place to govern the collection, storage, sharing, and retention of data being collected by its employees. All employees should understand these policies. A company should think about all the ways in which it collects data:

  • From Web site visitors or online commerce

  • Product registration and magazine subscriptions

  • Business cards left at conferences and workshops

  • Notes from customer meetings

  • Mailing lists purchased from other companies

Is this collection being tracked in a way that can be audited from a corporate group? Is this collection being done in a consistent fashion across the company? Is the company even aware of all the places where data is being collected? ...

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